Goom meaning

(dialectal) Blunted teeth on a saw.
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(now chiefly dialectal) Heed; attention; notice; care.
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(now chiefly dialectal) A man.
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Origin of goom

  • From Middle English gome, gome, from Old Norse gaumr, gaum (“heed, attention, care”), from Proto-Germanic *gaumō (“attention”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰow-, *gʰowē- (“to perceive, note, ensure, provide for”). Cognate with Old English ġīeme (“care”), Old English ġīeman (“to care for, heal; correct, reprove; take notice of, take heed to, regard, observe; take charge of, control”). More at gaum.

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  • From Middle English goom, gome, from Old English guma (“man, lord, hero”), from Proto-Germanic *gumô (“man”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰm̥mō. Cognate with Scots gome (“man”), Norwegian gume (“man”), Icelandic gumi (“man”), Latin homo (“man”).

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  • Perhaps from dialectal goom, goome (“gum, palate”). More at gum.

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